- What is your core strength as a leader?
I’ve always been a huge admirer of the ideologies of Konosuke Matsushita, Founder of Panasonic. He once famously said, “Everybody has its own way. Only the courage and persistence of each person will help them discover the true path”, true to its each word a leader has to set his/her own path. From solving a problem, thinking strategically, building relationships to achieving an uphill task, a leader must be well versed in all of these departments with one key attribute. My key strength lies in motivating my fellow peers and bringing out their best professional front in an efficient manner.
- What kind of major decisions have you taken that have changed the future of the organization?
2008 marked the re-entry of Panasonic in India and back then we had just started building our base in the nation. A lot of groundwork w.r.t. to policies, compliance, new products planning and other strategic roadmaps were being formulated. My role, here was instrumental as I had to ensure that Panasonic met the necessary compliances and standards to offer premium quality products. Key initiatives such as establishing organization and government association, formulating the communication structure and building thought-leadership for Panasonic were some of the critical undertakings that helped in building the brand.
- What are your views on the growth of Indian IT market landscape?
India is on the cusp of becoming a cashless economy and technology plays a vital role in making it possible. Government’s impetus on Digital India coupled with the evolving technological landscape is offering the necessary boost to IT services for businesses. Today, the industry has radically transformed itself into an entity that substantially contributes to the strategic roadmap of the country and eventually positively effecting the bottom-line growth. With technological solutions at the helm of the Digital India plan there is a gigantic opportunity for IT players to use disruptive technologies and further harness it to develop future technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Internet of Things (IoT).